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Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 10:21am

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(Reposted this from the news forum to make sure nobody misses it)

If you have a webcam or a camcorder, some holiday spirit, 10 minutes of spare time and an Internet connection, we have a mission for you.

The mission: Record a video greeting for the FXhome.com community.

Details: The greeting can be related to Christmas, or 2009, or it can be a thank you to a specific FXhomer, or pretty much anything else. It's your chance to shout out to the community. The more in-jokey the better, of course.

Length: Each greeting should be around 5-10 seconds long, with the essential content being short and snappy.

Technicals: Videos need to be under 50MB so that you can send them to us using the ACME Handy Dandy FXhome Uploaderiser. Don't worry about technical quality too much: the greetings don't have to be examples of amazing filmmaking. It's very important to name your video's filename after your FXhome.com username, so we know who you are!

Deadline: We need your videos by the end of December 2nd at the latest.

Er, what's it all for? We're putting together a special video to celebrate the community and we want to feature as many of you guys as possible.

We can't wait to see what you come up with! smile

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Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 10:23am

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Not enough traffic with this in the ol' news section, I gander? biggrin

I've already put something together. Editing it and uploading soon...
Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 10:24am

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Given the recent shake-around with the news/community tabs it's possible that some forum regulars might have missed it. smile

Glad to hear you're working on something. Should be fun. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 12:47pm

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Can you open for 20 seconds? Sounds pretty awesome. I'll see what I can do.
Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 2:48pm

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Heh heh, I never read 'news' anyway, so this is news to me...

I'll see what I can bundle together smile
Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 4:01pm

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The industry is considering saying hello.
Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 5:05pm

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Surely someone who works in the industry has no time for such trivial endeavours?
Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 6:07pm

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I'm definitely down for this. Will do.
Posted: Mon, 16th Nov 2009, 6:09pm

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Sounds awesome. I've already been sorting through ideas, so I should have a video uploaded soonish.
Posted: Fri, 20th Nov 2009, 2:21pm

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Thrawn / pdrg - nice one guys!

Keep 'em coming!
Posted: Fri, 20th Nov 2009, 6:10pm

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I've been recovering from surgery, so I won't be able to get to this until next week, but I'm sure I can do it before the deadline.
Posted: Fri, 20th Nov 2009, 6:21pm

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Submitted. biggrin
Posted: Sat, 21st Nov 2009, 9:59pm

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I'm definitely going to film a short thing also.
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 1:02pm

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Don't forget time is ticking along!

Atom - we don't seem to have anything in the upload folder. Are you sure it uploaded OK? There's a 50MB limit on files for that system.
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 7:04pm

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Hmmmmm.....well it was 54mb, but I didn't think it just outright wouldn't take it. It seemed to be uploading/ed to me once I added it in- went all the way to 100% and said 'completed' and everything.
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 10:55pm

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I submitted mine. But I accidentally uploaded mozilla firefox also, so you can remove that. Sorry bout that, haha.

How many people have added a clip so far?
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 12:05am

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Just uploading/submitting mine now!
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 9:14am

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Atom - can you try YouSendItting it instead?

I'm not sure YouSendIt works as a verb.
Posted: Thu, 26th Nov 2009, 11:48am

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Hope to film this at the weekend. Should be fun smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 2:50am

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Like whoa Scoobs... how could I have missed this?

I would have loved to create something, but I'm afraid I won't have much time before the deadline. Dammit Jim!
Posted: Fri, 27th Nov 2009, 9:24am

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You could always just do a really simple "Hi from Coureur de Bois!" smile
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 9:11am

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Or even, "Hi from orion3040" or "Hi from Gorion!" or, you know, another one of your many usernames. biggrin
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 9:02pm

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In that case, I should say "Hi from John Travolta's Ghost!" or "Hi from FFFFFFFFFFFFFF!"
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 10:15pm

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Oh, the nostalgia, Aculag.

Ben and I just got back to Dallas for Thanksgiving and after rumaging through some old computers that haven't been used in years and unlabeled CDs in a drawer one of the few files we found was an old demo reel of yours. Funny; the things we find when we search through a scattered past.
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 2:42am

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Should be sending mine in tomorrow afternoonish/nightish. Hopefully it won't be too late for you all!
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 3:42am

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Me too. Way to wait until the deadline to make a video, CX3 and Aculag! Jeez.
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 9:16am

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Nicely done guys, I'll make sure these latecomers get in there. smile

Let me know if you can't get the file under 50MB and we'll work something else out, like YouSendIt or Dropbox.
Posted: Tue, 1st Dec 2009, 12:08am

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Damnit damnit damnit! Of all the days for my computer to crash every time I plug my camera in, it had to be the this one. Looks like I will be missing out after all... sad
Posted: Tue, 1st Dec 2009, 9:53am

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Aculag - you've got until end of Wednesday if you manage to get your system working. smile

Buffering...
Posted: Tue, 1st Dec 2009, 10:22am

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Had some great entries so far and I can't wait to see those from CX3, Aculag and er-no!
Posted: Tue, 1st Dec 2009, 3:03pm

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The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, so keep them coming!

This message is in no way aimed directly at CX3 and Aculag.
Posted: Tue, 1st Dec 2009, 5:05pm

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I submitted again. Did ya get it? biggrin
Posted: Tue, 1st Dec 2009, 5:31pm

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Hoo-ah!
Posted: Tue, 1st Dec 2009, 6:49pm

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just saw this, going to try and do something reeeeaaly fast.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Dec 2009, 2:48am

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Couldn't get my firewire working, so I went the iPhone video route instead, came up with something pretty good. Short and snappy! I think it uploaded, it was only 5.75mb and it got to the 100% uploaded thing. Hope it worked!
Posted: Wed, 2nd Dec 2009, 9:34am

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Atom - Ben mentioned you might have an alternate, slightly less sweary version? If you could upload that it would be great, as management is nervous about having that much anger in an FXhome vid. wink
Posted: Wed, 2nd Dec 2009, 10:15am

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We'll see about cutting that other version up a bit more and reuploading.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Dec 2009, 8:40pm

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Tarn wrote:

The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, so keep them coming!

This message is in no way aimed directly at CX3 and Aculag.
Hah, good deal. I was back in Ohio for Thanksgiving and trying to get back to LA (I was flying standby and kept getting bumped off... I hate standby).

Submitting tonight for sure!

EDIT: K, uploaded! Lemme know if it worked or if I have to send it in some other way or format.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 1:58am

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I'm looking forward to seeing how this thing turns out. Should be pretty interesting.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 12:14pm

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CX3 - got it, works fine, thanks!